This is what happens when you buy a Costco bag of avocados. Of course they went from rock hard to ripe in three days and I had six super ripe avocados on my hands. Good thing I can eat guac by the bucketful.
Besides smashing it on toast, I wanted to make was this fresh feta guacamole. It’s not an original recipe creation, but since the very first time I tried it a couple years ago I’ve been meaning to make it and post it to share it with all of you.
One thing I’ve learned over the past years of blogging is that there are some people who don’t like the idea of non-traditional ingredients added to guacamole. Once I was slammed and posted to a guacamole-hall-of-shame facebook page for putting blue cheese and bacon in guacamole. So all the guacamole purists out there… you might want to turn your heads.
A couple Memorial Day’s ago my friend Lynne brought this guac to our friend Nichole’s house… it was literally gone in 3.2 seconds. It’s so fresh and the feta is so unexpected and SOOOOO good. I made this on Tuesday and had it for lunch on Wednesday. I had coffee with a great friend, went straight to the salon and got my hair done and hurried home, starving and promptly shoveled it into my face.
Start by carefully running a knife around the pit of the avocado.
Take paring knife and make horizontal and vertical cuts.
Remove the pits…
Once they are all sliced and diced…
Use a spoon and scoop out the avocado…
And scoop right on into a medium bowl.
Discard the empty avocado skins and pits.
Squeeze in half a lemon…
Give it a quick toss to coat the avocado in lemon so it won’t oxidize and turn that horrific brown-green color.
Dice up half of a medium red onion…
And add it to the bowl with the avocados.
Mince up a clove of garlic.
Grab about a 1/4 cup of fresh parsley…
…give it a chop and throw it into the bowl as well.
Scoop out the seeds of one roma tomato.
…dice it and, you guessed it… add it to the bowl.
Lastly throw in the feta. I eyeball it, somewhere in between a quarter and a half cup.
Season with a little salt and give it a stir, a taste and serve!
This bowl is for me. Only me. Mu-ha-ha-ha-yum.
Man, I love my job.
Now I’m curious… what do you put in your guac?
Avocado + Feta Guacamole
Fresh avocado is tossed around with tomato, garlic, red onion and feta cheese!
Yield: about two cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
2 ripe Avocados, diced
1/2 Lemon, juiced
1 medium Roma Tomato
1/2 medium Red Onion, diced
1 clove Fresh Garlic, minced
1/4 cup Fresh Parsley, coarsely chopped
14-1/2 cup of Crumbled Feta Cheese
Kosher Salt to taste
Combine the diced avocado, lemon juice, diced tomatoes, onion, garlic, chopped parsley and stir. Taste and season with kosher salt as desired.